What if your health information was being kept by a healthcare organisation, but the information didn’t fit the mould of the news?
In the new Informers film, a documentary by The Information, it’s your choice whether you want to see your own health information used to promote your own product, service or campaign.
The film, which is based on a series of interviews with healthcare providers, is available to stream on Netflix for $5.99 and will be available to download from Tuesday, March 4.
The documentary was created by journalist and author of the forthcoming book Informers: The Informers Movie.
Informers tells the story of how the BBC first started covering the use of personal information by healthcare organisations and how the film explores how information has changed over the last decade.
It also discusses the way the information has been used to mislead patients, health professionals and the public in an attempt to influence the outcome of health care decisions.
It is a compelling documentary about the way information has become a commodity for the information industry and the way in which health professionals have become consumers for the use and distribution of the information.
Here are the main takeaways: How the BBC began covering the healthcare information industry